Whether you wanted it or not, you’re going to get it, so you mind as well sit there and take it like a man. Yup, it’s “The Scorpion King 2”, which was originally subtitled “Rise of the Akkadian”, but they seem to have dump that part according to this DVD Region 1 cover art from DVDactive and replaced it with “Rise of a Warrior”. Why? Probably because no one knows what an Akkadian is, and “Warrior” just sounds more warrior-y.
Starring Michael Copon, taking over the Mathayus role previously played by The Rock, Randy Couture, Karen Shenaz David, Clodagh Quinlan, Pierre Marais, Amira Quinlan, Simon Quarterman, Chase Agulhas, and directed by Russell Mulcahy (“Highlander”) from a script by Randall McCormick (“Speed 2”).
1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen
English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround trac
Making of The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior featurette
Visual Effects of The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior featurette
Fighting Like an Akkadian featurette
Becoming Sargon featurette
Beauty and Brawn featurette
Creating a Whole New World featurette
It hits DVD shelves August 19 and goes for $29.98 smackaroos a piece. The fancy Blu-Ray ones go for $39.98.